File under: bands you might initially confuse with national or regional institutions (see also Tokyo Police Club, American Music Club, Bombay Bicycle Club, Mull Historical Society).

Seattle Yacht Club are Tom Dale and Denis Brice, two lifelong friends who grew up living next door to each each other, sharing a love of the same pop music. And now they’re creating it as well as loving it. I Hate Goodbyes is pristine, synth-soaked pop of the highest order: an inexhaustible supply of hooks and a sweet bassline walking you through the feeling of the best past days of your life, concentrated to to an almost improbable degree.